The Perfect Red Lipstick

The Perfect Red

Colourful kissers are a huge trend at the moment and the brighter the better. As much as I love the haute fuchsias and sprightly corals, I often find myself myself opting for an Iconic Red Lip.  You will have to agree that there is nothing sexier than throwing on a simple white t-shirt, regular blue denim jeans with le smoking hot RED on your lips!! The quickest way to go from boring to bold with just one easy swipe. It is true that a scarlet kisser never goes out of style!

Before I go on about Chanel, I will have to admit that both Lancôme and YSL Red lippies have been my fave for years.

The Perfect Red
The Perfect Red

 Paying homage to The Perfect Red – Lancôme and YSL

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture
Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture 1: Le Rouge

I love this gorgeous shade from YSL. Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture is all you need from a Red Lipstick – wrapped in luxury and exuding romance, Le Rouge (01) offers medium to full coverage. The rich, creamy formula gives you a smooth satin texture; hydrating the lips while the SPF 15 protects. This shade is so versatile and it suits most complexions offering that vibrant splash of colour while giving off that high fashion look which is Yves Saint Laurent.

Lancome L'absolu Rouge 132
Lancome L’absolu Rouge 132

Another all time favourite for years that you will always find in my vanity is Lancôme L’absolu Rouge (132). This universally flattering shade is known as Lancôme’s signature red. It’s a rich, intense colour just glides on giving you an ultra creamy texture that’s long lasting. You will need at least two coats for maximum coverage and I will suggest lining your lips before application. I get the most compliments when I’m rocking this red so be warned – when you start there is no going back to boring!!!

Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte Lip Colour Heart 13
Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte Lip Heart 13

While I’m busy singing praises, I thought I’d include a new fave – Bobbi Brown’s revolutionary new Creamy Matte Lip Colour that I recently tried and tested. The shade I received was Heart (13) which looks great on my skin-tone. This new creamy matte offers a creamy, moisturizing, lasting colour that is synonymous to most Bobbi Brown lipsticks.

The above products are available at selected Edgars stores nationwide

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Please Note: Lancôme and YSL was purchased for personal use and Bobbi Brown was supplied for review

Photo credits: StyleSociety, Lancôme, YSL and Bobbi Brown




  1. Barbara Davies
    October 11, 2013 / 7:54 pm

    I love red lipstick -it makes me feel confident. Red represents power!

  2. October 11, 2013 / 1:34 pm

    One of women’s best friends. A perfect red lippie. I always liked red lips since Marylin Monroe and Gwen Stefani happened 🙂

    • Editor
      October 11, 2013 / 2:02 pm

      Nothing sexier than a red lip x

  3. Roxy
    October 11, 2013 / 12:52 pm

    I absolutely love the bright red lip and the bright pink lip! So in for summer! I’ve got my shades of both from MAC!

    • Editor
      October 11, 2013 / 2:00 pm

      Awesome! It’s an easy way to make any outfit come alive x

  4. Ayanda
    October 11, 2013 / 9:28 am

    Red Lipstick, is a statement colour that can always glam up any look!!

  5. Cape Town Fashion (@CapeTownFashion)
    September 13, 2013 / 8:43 am

    The Perfect Red Lipstick http://t.co/CE65nX0ijA #stylesociety